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American Family Policy Is Holding Schools Back

September 28, 2022

A child’s ability to succeed in the classroom is powerfully influenced by their home environment. Giving parents the support they need could be key to fixing American education.

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How resilience and learning are working hand in hand for our students in districts

September 26, 2022

The NC Center for Resilience & Learning is teaching schools and districts how to better help students who have experienced trauma.

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Q&A | Jennifer Lansford, director of Duke’s Center for Child & Family Policy

September 9, 2022

EdNC spoke with Lansford about her time at CCFP, her policy goals, and what keeps her up at night.

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Radio Interview with Christina Gibson Davis on Net Worth Poverty

September 7, 2022

Net Worth Poverty. It’s the other half of the income story that gets overlooked when talking about poverty. Researchers found that family wealth, the value of a family’s assets, such as savings and property, minus debt, is linked to lower cognitive scores and increases in problem and behavior scores in children.

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Understanding the Full Cost of Child Poverty

September 6, 2022

A broader look at family finances can lead to better-designed programs that address child wellbeing.

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Is the Cost of an Elite Preschool Worth It? Experts Weigh In

August 9, 2022

Research seems to indicate that early childhood education can be a stepping stone to success later on in life. But preschools vary greatly in their philosophies, curricula and quality of teaching staff, so not every school will make the same impact.

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Benefits of Childhood Mental Health Intervention ‘Ripple Across Generations’

July 27, 2022

A childhood intervention program called Fast Track improves family life into the second generation, report researchers.

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Duke Announces Winners of the 2022 DST Spark Seed Grants

July 20, 2022

Sarah Komisarow is among nine early- to mid-career faculty from across Duke campus and the School of Medicine who have been recognized for pursuing new directions and ideas to enhance novel research and scholarship at Duke.

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Babinski and her research team are awarded new funding to support teachers in working with English Learners.

July 15, 2022

Babinski and team will design, develop, and test an online professional development program called Bridging English Language Learning and Academics (BELLA) for improving teacher and student outcomes for working with English Learners.

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